♥ Book Title : Biometric Solutions
☯ Full Synopsis : "Biometric Solutions for Authentication in an E-World provides a collection of sixteen chapters containing tutorial articles and new material in a unified manner. This includes the basic concepts, theories, and characteristic features of integrating/formulating different facets of biometric solutions for authentication, with recent developments and significant applications in an E-world. This book provides the reader with a basic concept of biometrics, an in-depth discussion exploring biometric technologies in various applications in an E-world. It also includes a detailed description of typical biometric-based security systems and up-to-date coverage of how these issues are developed. Experts from all over the world demonstrate the various ways this integration can be made to efficiently design methodologies, algorithms, architectures, and implementations for biometric-based applications in an E-world."Article| David D. Zhang| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Adopting Biometric Technology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Many types of security technologies are currently in use, with biometrics being one of the latest and most cutting-edge forms that has been produced for mass application. Biometrics, while intriguing, is often broached with hesitation and poor understanding. Adopting Biometric Technology: Challenges and Solutions advocates increased implementation of biometric technology areas of the world where it has been least accepted, particularly in the United States. This book looks at several specific applications of biometric technology, challenging issues that have obstructed the use of biometrics in security and offering realistic solutions for increasing its worldwide utilization. It is divided into three sections, with the first discussing societal barriers against the adoption of biometric technology in security. The second section presents case studies of specific applications, such as e-passports and e-voting, that have already been implemented and could be expanded into regions where usage is low. The third section lays out a case for the general practicality and value that biometrics offers to relevant business sectors, including the benefits of implementing the currently controversial technology in place of the conventional forms of verification. While biometric technology has been poorly accepted and adopted in the United States as well as other developed nations, it is already a popular tool in developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Adopting Biometric Technology examines the societal resistance hindering the broader usage of biometrics and provides practical solutions for overcoming those barriers while showing how its increased application would be overall advantageous."Article| Ravindra Das| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems
☯ Full Synopsis : "Biometric Technologies and Verification Systems is organized into nine parts composed of 30 chapters, including an extensive glossary of biometric terms and acronyms. It discusses the current state-of-the-art in biometric verification/authentication, identification and system design principles. It also provides a step-by-step discussion of how biometrics works; how biometric data in human beings can be collected and analyzed in a number of ways; how biometrics are currently being used as a method of personal identification in which people are recognized by their own unique corporal or behavioral characteristics; and how to create detailed menus for designing a biometric verification system. Only biometrics verification/authentication is based on the identification of an intrinsic part of a human being. Tokens, such as smart cards, magnetic stripe cards, and physical keys can be lost, stolen, or duplicated. Passwords can be forgotten, shared, or unintentionally observed by a third party. Forgotten passwords and lost "smart cards" are a nuisance for users and an expensive time-waster for system administrators. Biometric security solutions offer some unique advantages for identifying and verifying/ authenticating human beings over more traditional security methods. This book will serve to identify the various security applications biometrics can play a highly secure and specific role in. * Contains elements such as Sidebars, Tips, Notes and URL links * Heavily illustrated with over 150 illustrations, screen captures, and photographs * Details the various biometric technologies and how they work while providing a discussion of the economics, privacy issues and challenges of implementing biometric security solutions"Article| John R. Vacca| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Biometrics for Network Security
☯ Full Synopsis : "Reid (senior product manager, Cryptometrics) introduces the technical capabilities and limitations of computer biometric systems for measuring fingerprints, eye characteristics, or other body information as a computer security measure serving a similar purpose to personal identification numbers. He describes the workings of the different types of technologies and examines some of the mathematics behind biometric systems. He also describes the conceptualization and implementation of a particular system with which he was involved. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)."Article| Paul Reid| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Security and Access Control Using Biometric Technologies
☯ Full Synopsis : "Security and Access Control Using Biometric Technologies presents an introduction to biometrics or the study of recognizing individuals based on their unique physical or behavioral traits, as they relate to computer security. The book begins with the basics of biometric technologies and discusses how and why biometric systems are emerging in information security. An emphasis is directed towards authentication, authorization, identification, and access control. Topics covered include security and management required to protect valuable computer and network resources and assets, and methods of providing control over access and security for computers and networks. Written for a broad level of readers, this book applies to information system and information technology students, as well as network managers, security administrators and other practitioners. Oriented towards the practical application of biometrics in the real world, Security and Access Control Using Biometric Technologies provides the reader with a realistic view of the use of biometrics in the ever-changing industry of information security. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version."Article| Robert Newman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Biometrics
☯ Full Synopsis : "An insight into the biometric industry and the steps for successful deployment Biometrics technologies verify identity through characteristics such as fingerprints, voices, and faces. By providing increased security and convenience, biometrics have begun to see widespread deployment in network, e-commerce, and retail applications. This book provides in-depth analysis of biometrics as a solution for authenticating employees and customers. Leading authority, Samir Nanavati explores privacy, security, accuracy, system design, user perceptions, and lessons learned in biometric deployments. He also assesses the real-world strengths and weaknesses of leading biometric technologies: finger-scan, iris-scan, facial-scan, voice-scan, and signature-scan. This accessible book is a necessary step in understanding and implementing biometrics. Demystifies the complex world of optical networks for IT and business managers Over the past few years, the cost of fiber optic networking has decreased, making it the best solution for providing virtually unlimited bandwidth for corporate LANs and WANs, metropolitan networks, Internet access, and broadband to the home. The only strategic book on optical networking technologies written from a real-world business perspective, Optical Networking demystifies complex fiber technologies for managers, and details the practical business benefits an optical network can offer. Debra Cameron explores established and emerging markets for optical networks as well as the enabling technologies, applications, network architectures, key deployment issues, and cost considerations. She also provides in-depth case studies of optical networks now in use in the United States and abroad."Article| Samir Nanavati, Michael Thieme, Raj Nanavati| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Vein Pattern Recognition
☯ Full Synopsis : "As one of the most promising biometric technologies, vein pattern recognition (VPR) is quickly taking root around the world and may soon dominate applications where people focus is key. Among the reasons for VPR’s growing acceptance and use: it is more accurate than many other biometric methods, it offers greater resistance to spoofing, it focuses on people and their privacy, and has few negative cultural connotations. Vein Pattern Recognition: A Privacy-Enhancing Biometric provides a comprehensive and practical look at biometrics in general and at vein pattern recognition specifically. It discusses the emergence of this reliable but underutilized technology and evaluates its capabilities and benefits. The author, Chuck Wilson, an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the biometric and electronic security fields, examines current and emerging VPR technology along with the myriad applications of this dynamic technology. Wilson explains the use of VPR and provides an objective comparison of the different biometric methods in use today—including fingerprint, eye, face, voice recognition, and dynamic signature verification. Highlighting current VPR implementations, including its widespread acceptance and use for identity verification in the Japanese banking industry, the text provides a complete examination of how VPR can be used to protect sensitive information and secure critical facilities. Complete with best-practice techniques, the book supplies invaluable guidance on selecting the right combination of biometric technologies for specific applications and on properly implementing VPR as part of an overall security system."Article| Chuck Wilson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : BoogarLists | Directory of Biometric Technologies
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♥ Book Title : Biometrics
☯ Full Synopsis : "An in-depth examination of the cutting edge of biometrics This book fills a gap in the literature by detailing the recent advances and emerging theories, methods, and applications of biometric systems in a variety of infrastructures. Edited by a panel of experts, it provides comprehensive coverage of: Multilinear discriminant analysis for biometric signal recognition Biometric identity authentication techniques based on neural networks Multimodal biometrics and design of classifiers for biometric fusion Feature selection and facial aging modeling for face recognition Geometrical and statistical models for video-based face authentication Near-infrared and 3D face recognition Recognition based on fingerprints and 3D hand geometry Iris recognition and ECG-based biometrics Online signature-based authentication Identification based on gait Information theory approaches to biometrics Biologically inspired methods and biometric encryption Biometrics based on electroencephalography and event-related potentials Biometrics: Theory, Methods, and Applications is an indispensable resource for researchers, security experts, policymakers, engineers, and graduate students."Article| N. V. Boulgouris, Konstantinos N. Plataniotis, Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakou| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Biometrics and Network Security Business Opportunities for Homeland Security Solutions
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♥ Book Title : Biometric Security
☯ Full Synopsis : "Modern biometrics delivers an enhanced level of security by means of a “proof of property”. The design and deployment of a biometric system, however, hide many pitfalls, which, when underestimated, can lead to major security weaknesses and privacy threats. Issues of concern include biometric identity theft and privacy invasion because of the strong connection between a user and his identity. This book showcases a collection of comprehensive references on the advances of biometric security technology. It compiles a total of fourteen articles, all contributed by thirty-two eminent researchers in the field, thus providing concise and accessible coverage of not only general issues, but also state-of-the-art solutions. The book is divided into five parts: (1) Biometric Template Protection, which covers cancellable biometrics and parameter management protocol; (2) Biometric Key and Encryption, focusing on biometric key generation and visual biometric cryptography; (3) Biometric Systems Analysis, dealing with biometric system security, and privacy evaluation and assessment; (4) Privacy-Enhanced Biometric Systems, covering privacy-enhanced biometric system protocol design and implementation; and (5) Other Biometric Security Technologies. The book will be of particular interest to researchers, scholars, graduate students, engineers, practitioners and developers interested in security and privacy-related issues in biometric systems. It will also be attractive to managers of various organizations with strong security needs."Article| David Chek Ling Ngo, Andrew Beng Jin Teoh, Jiankun Hu| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Our Biometric Future
☯ Full Synopsis : "Since the 1960s, a significant effort has been underway to program computers to “see” the human face—to develop automated systems for identifying faces and distinguishing them from one another—commonly known as Facial Recognition Technology. While computer scientists are developing FRT in order to design more intelligent and interactive machines, businesses and states agencies view the technology as uniquely suited for “smart” surveillance—systems that automate the labor of monitoring in order to increase their efficacy and spread their reach. Tracking this technological pursuit, Our Biometric Future identifies FRT as a prime example of the failed technocratic approach to governance, where new technologies are pursued as shortsighted solutions to complex social problems. Culling news stories, press releases, policy statements, PR kits and other materials, Kelly Gates provides evidence that, instead of providing more security for more people, the pursuit of FRT is being driven by the priorities of corporations, law enforcement and state security agencies, all convinced of the technology’s necessity and unhindered by its complicated and potentially destructive social consequences. By focusing on the politics of developing and deploying these technologies, Our Biometric Future argues not for the inevitability of a particular technological future, but for its profound contingency and contestability."Article| Kelly A. Gates| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Advances in Biometrics
☯ Full Synopsis : "Written for researchers, advanced students and practitioners to use as a handbook, this volume captures the very latest state-of-the-art research contributions from leading international researchers in the field."Article| N. K. Ratha, Venu Govindaraju| Statement ..."